some top blogs



no crumbs (or fluff) in her pocket

I noticed there were some info lit sources so I sent them to conrad re. the project he just mentioned in the InfoD cafe
I also sent

the original matt
who I have recently rediscovered
and who just linked to

who has just writen about
power law relationships
which lead me to
Bernardo A. Huberman's The Laws of the Web: Patterns in the Ecology of Information.
which (unsurprisingly) lead via LINKED back to Smart Mobs.

.brightlycoloredfood.who links to RRE - which is a sign of good taste
and whose categories I like and where I found myself stuck for ages goign off in different directions...

this blog is new to me but there are some interesting gimmics
got to this via the googleGraph

[design tutor blog]

[linked to me - one time so...]

which is well worth reading - and following on from

I guess these should really be on a sub menu - but as nothing will be moving for a while.......

Motion Library

just one of the many great the5k award winners
Pixel Ninja

Tips for the Top: How to be a philosopher from TMP

having been away
and about to be away again
thought I'd play some
ackingba atch-upca

My GUUUI Postings

My Postings to the InfoD café
or via the very intresting looking

and here are some old comments I have made elsewhere

and I recently discovered that I have a very impressive re-alta ego

Previously I wondered if 'The Robot in the Garden' had been published.
I had obviously forgotten that I read the first chapter in July 2000 - as it came to me in an email via RRE.

Introduction: The Unique Phenomenon of a Distance by Ken Goldberg
Chapter 1 (and an overview of the other chapters)

Telerobotics and Telepistemology Bibliography

which is from the MITpress Leonardo on-line site
Leonardo On-Line Index and Search

Bloggers (myself all to often included) - and others of course - should note that :

Thinking should come before communication December 09, 2002 issue of New Thinking by Gerry McGovern

I'm now off to remove some recent blogs that were added prior to actually looking at them... Just so you'll know why.

for every lie I unlearn

I learn something new

I sing sometimes for the war that I fight

'cause every tool is a weapon -

if you hold it right.

ani defranco

toys, art, writings, games, and other silly stuff
ze's page

via a good experience interview

Ze won the webby 2002 personal website (People's Voice award)

v-2 Organisation Archives

including a two part interview with Nathan Shedroff

Great visual display of the relationship between sites
Google Graph Browser which utilises TouchGraph

takes a while to load sometimes but it's worth it

By David Gelernter

I added some content to the IAwiki recently - this is another great example of a wiki as a subject focused collaborative resource - though of course this type of open environment does require editorial control or could become uncontrollable...
Finally listened to:

O'Reilly Emerging Technology 2002
KEYNOTE: Rethinking The Modern Operating System 2002-05-17 (0:43:00) By Richard Rashid

which looks at visualising and sorting/extracting information and points out that we are still at the Dewey (sp?) decimal system stage of network design - and what is needed is a useful mediator between the data and the user depending on context etc...

More great O'Reilly content:
Seeing and Tuning Social Networks [Jun. 04, 2002] by Jon Udell

which quotes
Jonathan Schull's Macroscope Manifesto

"Most natural patterns are not easily perceived, for they do not happen to produce lasting stimuli to which our nervous systems are attuned. But everything we know about biology, epidemiology, social networks, computational algorithms, and data structures tells us that branching patterns are "out there," waiting to be mapped, illuminated, seen anew. In the last few decades, new data sources, new data-analytic tools, and new tracking techniques have become available to scientists and schoolchildren. It is now possible to envision a "macroscope" that presents these invisible but ubiquitous patterns to human perceptual systems so that they would engage our innate ability to perceive millions of leaves as scores of trees ... and a forest."

Udell asks 'How will we apprehend these patterns?'
Says Schull:
"Go back to nature. Consider the perceptual arrays already proven to give us vast amounts of information subliminally. Visual textures, the shapes of trees and bushes, faces.

We're wired to respond to these natural biological stimuli. What's missing are the data, which we're becoming more eager to provide, and the macroscope that will bring the picture into focus."

Linkship - Imagining a New Kinship of Networks - via Matt[IC] - it was put together by Ideas Bazaar where they conduct ethnographic research.

Talking of which, I just checked and I am surprised to see I have never linked to Intentional Networks or Using Technology with a Heart both of which are by Bonnie Nardi - who I greatly admire.

I went to the ICA to see a preview of
the dancer up stairs (trailer)
last night.

The event was organised by
Index on Censorship
which is a brilliant magazine - the film was equally excellent.